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News and information about what’s happening in our homes and across the Estia family.


Estia Benalla visits Swanpool

Estia Benalla visits Swanpool

Estia Benalla residents recently braved the cold weather and jumped on a bus to head out to Swanpool to enjoy the Swanpool Creative Recycled Art Prize (SCRAP) exhibition.

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Ilga and young artist Hannah strike a pose

Ilga and young artist Hannah strike a pose

​A picture paints a 1000 words but there is even more to the story behind the exhibition ‘100: A Celebration of Queensland’s Oldest Residents.” 100 teenage artists have been working side-by-side with 100 of the state’s oldest residents to create their portraits and soon the pieces of art will be on display at the Seven Hills Hub, Brisbane.

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A visit from Francesca the domesticated donkey

A visit from Francesca the domesticated donkey

A great day for residents of Estia Ringwood with a special visit from Francesca the domesticated donkey and a rainbow lorikeet who provided a lot of smiles, surprised faces and happiness. Both were welcome visitors, and Francesca even took time going into the different rooms ensuring that everyone got to take part.

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Kingsley takes dedication to a whole new level

Kingsley takes dedication to a whole new level

When Joyce was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Kingsley lovingly cared for her until life became too difficult. So, rather than living separately, Kingsley arranged to move into care with Joyce so that he could accompany her for the rest of their years.

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The spirit of giving all year round

The spirit of giving all year round

It seems that community spirit and generosity aren’t in short supply at our Estia homes. In fact, our residents have been known to create and donate on a very regular basis – from making sensory bottles for unwell children, to putting together boxes overflowing with gifts for various charitable organisations.

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